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(Palm Springs Desert Sun)   National Clean Energy Summit wraps up in a self-congratulatory orgy in that most sustainable of cities, Las Vegas   ( divider line
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380 clicks; posted to Business » on 13 Aug 2012 at 2:58 PM (5 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2012-08-13 06:37:28 PM  
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YixilTesiphon: "Sustainable" doesn't mean "environmentally angelic".

Even by those standards, Vegas is far from sustainable. The city uses far more power than the Hoover Dam generates. So much for that talking point.

Vegas daily usage (2009 figure): 5600 mw on a summer day, en route to 8000 by 2015.

Hoover Dam (nameplate) output: 2080 mw.

Also, looky here: dams are linked to climate change.

If I didn't know better I would think perhaps more than a few of the attendees were there for (bender) blackjack...and hookers (/bender).

The only dumber place for a huge sprawled-out city may be New Orleans.
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